Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects,
ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women’s shoes, beauty, and
family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary
craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of
readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin’s
finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance
art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing
”..[The Wave in the Mind is] a piquant, morally lucid, and enlivening volume graced with a well-chosen phrase of Virginia Woolf's, Le Guin considers the pleasures and significance of reading, the true meaning of literacy, the power of the imagination, and the writer's responsibility.” – Booklist (American Library Association)
”Le Guin is invariably thoughtful; she engages and challenges her readers' minds and values while exploring her own voice and modeling good prose style. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
Le Guin was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore philosophical, psychological and sociological themes. She has received several Hugo and Nebula awards, and was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003.
Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of the anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. Her father was granted the first Ph.D. in Anthropology in the United States in 1901 (Columbia University). She ... (more)